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Demi Lovato photo nominated for national award

Photography of Demi Lovato performing during her 2018 “Tell Me You Love Me Tour” was a finalist for a national award.

Los Angeles Press Club’s 2018 “National Arts & Entertainment Awards” had their ceremony earlier this month, December 2.  There are up to five finalists for each category which honors journalism when it comes to writing, photography and digital storytelling. In the category of Action Photography, Gino Terrell was nominated for “Best Action Photography” for a photograph titled “Demi and Friends Keep It Cool for the Sota.” City Pages had published the photo for a concert review their entertainment editor wrote.

E8FB2E99-2870-4B3C-9FBA-116321720CCC.jpegThe photo was a finalists alongside photography published in the Los Angeles Times, California Rocker and The Red Bulletin.



The photo was taken during Lovato’s Minneapolis tour stop in March. More photos from this event can be viewed here at HiVaCu.

Terrell was also nominated for Best Online Celebrity Feature. That was for an article off a one-on-one interview with model, actress and reality TV star Cindy Margolis titled “Internet’s marvelous pioneer Cindy Margolis: How she shaped today’s digital world and beyond.” This in-depth feature can also be read at HiVaCu.


Terrell was the only representative of his state, Minnesota, to be nominated for a National Arts & Entertainment Award from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2018.

“The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to honor the hard work of journalists in every facet of the industry. The work of our award recipients exemplifies smart, ethical and impactful journalism,” the website writes on their about us page.


Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026

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